12 News in DC: Behind-the-scenes with Congressman-elect Brindisi

first_imgBrindisi is holding an open house right in his office Thursday morning before his swearing-in ceremony. He says he expects some supporters from the 22nd district to come as well as family. Brindisi says his biggest challenge so far has been navigating around the city and to the different house office buildings. WASHINGTON (WBNG) — The next U.S. Congressman for New York’s 22nd district has arrived in Washington, D.C. Stay with 12 News Thursday for behind-the-scenes coverage of Brindisi’s first day on the job. Despite having a new office in a new place, Brindisi says he will still be working toward the same things he pledged during his campaign in New York. “I’m going to spend a lot of time throughout the district, including the Southern Tier, by doing town hall meetings. That’s something I pledged to do along the campaign: hold lots of town hall meetings, give constituents lots of opportunities to express their concerns to me in person,” Brindisi told 12 News Wednesday. His staff says he will spend an average of three weeks there every month. Brindisi says his first order of business was taking a picture with the name plate outside of his office. Then, he worked with his staff on moving furniture and setting up computers. 12 News reporter Annabelle Flaherty was there Wednesday as Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, was getting settled into his new office in the Cannon Building.last_img read more

Bloomberg sees losses after spending over $100 million in Florida, Ohio, Texas

first_imgThere were even discussions that some Democratic leaders were going to try to convince Biden to offer Bloomberg a Cabinet post, these people added. Those efforts appear to be no longer in motion and it’s unclear if either Biden or Bloomberg would even entertain the idea. These people declined to be named as the discussions and plans were made in private.Beyond the presidential election, the outcome of Bloomberg’s decisions in 2020 could have an impact on his involvement in the upcoming New York mayoral race.At the end of the presidential election Bloomberg was looking to move ahead in planning how to potentially spend big on that race, these people noted. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term ends on the first day of 2022. The presidential race is still ongoing and it’s unclear what Bloomberg, a former New York mayor himself, is now planning to do in the contest of a city he once ran.Bloomberg was notably not deeply involved in critical U.S. Senate races. Democrats appear to be on track to fall short of becoming the majority in the chamber.The breakdown of the spending by Bloomberg during the later stages of the presidential election goes further than just investing into ad buys.Data from Advertising Analytics shows that Bloomberg’s super PAC, Independence USA, spent just more than $36 million in Florida between the months of September and November. The PAC also spent $6.9 million on ads airing in Texas and $3.3 million in Ohio.That data does not include the ads that Bloomberg funded through pro-Biden super PACs, such as Priorities USA Action.Bloomberg’s resources also went toward a slew of companies, with some having direct ties to him.Hawkfish, the data firm Bloomberg founded, was paid more than $3.2 million during the 2020 election cycle, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The firm was also used during Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.The data company teamed up with a pro-Biden super PAC, Unite the Country, to keep track of voting in Florida. The two organizations would regularly brief reporters on the state of play in the Sunshine State and discuss a theory of a possible “red mirage.”Another group who saw a payday from Bloomberg’s PAC is Schoen Cooperman Research, a firm founded by the former New York mayor’s longtime pollster Doug Schoen.A Bloomberg spokeswoman did not return a request for comment. Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s more than $100 million investment into three key states fell flat as President Donald Trump appears to have captured all of them.In the months after Bloomberg dropping out of the Democratic primary, the New York business leader huddled with advisors to plot a spending blitz to help Democratic nominee Joe Biden overtake Trump. It was initially decided that most of a $100 million spend would go toward the pivotal state of Florida. Later he would add Ohio and Texas into the mix.NBC News is projecting that Trump will defeat Biden in those states. Bloomberg’s team believed that if they spent big in Florida, it would force Trump and his allies to shift resources away from other regions of the country and into the key battleground state.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mike BloombergJohannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Imagescenter_img Still, the sheer amount of losses for Bloomberg in 2020 is a major blow, considering he’s known as one of the leading kingmakers in the Democratic Party. He has a net worth of more than $54 billion and spent $1 billion on his primary run for president that ended up winning only a few dozen delegates, including some from the American Samoa caucusThe respect that Bloomberg had within the party was evident in the buildup to Election Day as he plowed millions into the Sunshine State.Democratic leaders were privately becoming more convinced that they were going to defeat Trump there, in part on the basis that Bloomberg was flooding the airwaves with ads, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be named. They believed that Bloomberg’s messaging machine was enough to push Biden over the edge and flip Florida back to the Democrats after losing there in 2016.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ghana names squad against Mediterranean Knights of Libya

first_imgTwenty-two home-based players have been selected into the local Black Stars team to begin camping on Wednesday in Obuasi.The team will be preparing for an international friendly match against Libya to be played in Tunisia on August 30.Called up players:Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Stephen Adams (Aduana)Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Tijani Joshua (Wa All Stars) Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko) Henry Enchil (Medeama) Abeiku Ainooson (Edubiase) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders: Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Asiedu Attobrah (Edubiase) Jackson Owusu and Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold) Michael Helegbe, Michael Akuffu and Richard Mpong (Asante Kotoko) Attackers: Selasi Adjei (Amidaus) Richard Gadze (Dwarfs) Francis Adjei (African United) and Suleimana Mohammed (King Faisal)The team will be preparing for an international friendly match against Libya to be played in Tunisia on August 30.Called up players:Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Stephen Adams (Aduana)Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Tijani Joshua (Wa All Stars) Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko) Henry Enchil (Medeama) Abeiku Ainooson (Edubiase) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak) Midfielders: Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Asiedu Attobrah (Edubiase) Jackson Owusu and Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold) Michael Helegbe, Michael Akuffu and Richard Mpong (Asante Kotoko)Attackers: Selasi Adjei (Amidaus) Richard Gadze (Dwarfs) Francis Adjei (African United) and Suleimana Mohammed (King Faisal)last_img read more

Cameroon need four points to avoid doom – Broos

first_imgThe “Pharaohs” have six points and the “Black Stars” only one with upstarts Uganda between them on four.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called up long-time campaigners like the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, and Asamoah Gyan, and also named five uncapped players.Egypt are away to Uganda Thursday in a repeat of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Gabon won 1-0 by the north Africans thanks to a last-gasp Abdallah Said goal.Said is in the squad, and so is 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, as Egypt seek a win after losing the 2017 Nations Cup final to Cameroon and a 2019 qualifier in Tunisia.South Africa accept that hopes of a fourth World Cup appearance could hinge on defeating Cape Verde twice in Group D, starting in Praia Friday.Although an often windy national stadium can help the Cape Verdean “Blue Sharks”, they have lost competitive matches there against Morocco, Libya and Uganda since last year.Burkina Faso, who lead South Africa on goal difference, are away Saturday in Dakar to Senegal, whose formidable attack boasts in-form Liverpool winger Sadio Mane.Gabon will lack 2015 African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they host Group C pacesetters the Ivory Coast in Libreville Saturday.Asked why the Borussia Dortmund striker was missing, a Gabonese football official said: “The coach (Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho) has chosen players who were available.”Ivory Coast have four points, Gabon and Morocco two and Mali one with the Herve Renard-coached Moroccans hosting the Malians in Rabat Friday.Group A appears to be a straight fight between Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo after they defeated Guinea and Libya in previous rounds.The first top-of-the-table meeting is set for Friday in Rades and the Congolese will be handicapped by the absence of injured Everton flier Yannick Bolasie.Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon team at AFCONJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign is doomed if they do not take at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes.The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.Nigeria top the African “group of death” with six points after two rounds, African champions Cameroon have two and Zambia and Algeria one.“If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria,” the Belgian told reporters.“Should we fail to achieve that target, I do not think it will be possible to qualify for Russia.”Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory — results that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.The remaining two qualifying rounds are scheduled for October and November with only the five group winners in Africa securing places at the global football showcase.“My players need little or no reminding of how important the matches against Cameroon are,” said Germany-born Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.While Nigeria were fast out of the blocks late last year to defeat Zambia and Algeria, Cameroon did well to draw in Algeria only to be held at home by Zambia.Bottom-of-the-table Algeria dumped midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, a recent Galatasaray signing from West Ham United, for a must-win showdown with Zambia in Lusaka Saturday.Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria qualified for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments, but only one of the three countries can make it to Russia.Ayew celebrates at AFCON. Ghana will need similar magic in their must-win game against CongoGhana seek crucial pointsGhana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Egypt.last_img read more

England Golf pledges support to The R&A’s Women’s Charter

first_img Tags: Women in Golf Charter England Golf has become one of the first signatories to The R&A’s new Women in Golf Charter, pledging to get more women and girls playing, working and volunteering in golf.The Charter was launched today and aims to inspire an industry-wide commitment to a more inclusive culture, enabling women and girls to flourish and reach their potential at all levels of the sport.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink, who was a guest speaker at the launch, commented: “We are delighted to pledge our support to The R&A’s Charter. Growing the women and girls’ game is central to our strategy and we want to bring about real change in golf, with greater gender diversity at every level of the sport.“It’s clear there is a huge appetite for golf among women and girls. It is up to us to welcome them into the game and show it truly is a sport for all.”England Golf’s commitment is highlighted within its own organisation where 51% of the staff, 30% of the Board and 25% of the senior management team are female.The over-arching theme of its strategy, Growing the Game of Golf in England, is to get more women and girls into golf.Successful initiatives include Girls Golf Rocks which is running in 21 counties and has attracted 1600 girls to try the sport so far this season – with some results still to come in. That’s up by 84% on last year.The Get into Golf campaign attracted 40% female participation last year and has just been relaunched with a bold, modern look designed to appeal to a younger female audience.Women who have taken Get into Golf courses are able to enjoy a growing number of playing days to increase their confidence on the course. Last year, Women on Par attracted over 300 women in three counties. This year, it’s running in eight counties and involving 50 golf clubs, which are all hosting events.At elite level, England has won the European team championship for the past two years. So far this season there have been individual wins for Bel Wardle at the Portuguese amateur and Lily May Humphreys at the Scottish stroke play while five players have been selected to represent GB&I in the forthcoming Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge, New York.The Women in Golf Charter specifically aims to:• Strengthen the focus on gender balance and provide a united position for the golf industry• Commit national federations and organisations to support measures targeted at increasing participation of women, girls and families in golf• Call on signatories to take positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of women working at all levels of the sport• Set individual targets for national federations for participation and membership and annual reporting of progress• Develop an inclusive environment for women and girls within golfAt the launch at The View from The Shard in London, Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “We are asking the golf industry to recognise the real importance of increasing the number of women and girls playing golf and empowering more women to enjoy successful careers at all levels of the sport.“The Charter is a strong statement of intent from the golf industry that it has to change and a commitment on behalf of all of us to take measures designed to achieve positive change for women, girls and families. This is crucial to growing participation in the sport in the years ahead.”Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, added: “We are committed to creating an environment where women and girls can succeed at every level of sport.“Interest in women’s sports is at an all-time high, with increased global interest and record attendances. I welcome The R&A’s strong commitment to encourage more women into golf and nurture future generations of talent.”Among the organisations joining England Golf to pledge support to the Charter were the European Tour, the Ladies’ European Tour, the European Golf Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association, the European Disability Golf Association, Golf Australia, Golf Canada, the Golfing Union of Ireland, England Golf, the Irish Ladies Golf Union and Scottish Golf.The launch was hosted by renowned sports broadcaster Hazel Irvine and the event also featured presentations and panel discussions with guest speakers. Alongside Nick Pink were Sky Sports’ Golf Presenter Sarah Stirk, Chyloe Kurdas, National Female Participation Manager at Golf Australia, and Liz Dimmock, Founder of Moving Ahead. Caption: Speakers Chyloe Kurdas (Golf Australia), Hazel Irvine (BBC), Sarah Stirk (Sky Sports), Nick Pink (England Golf), Liz Dimmock (Moving Ahead) and Martin Slumbers (The R&A) at the launch of the Women in Golf Charter staged at The View from the Shard, London.Caption, from left:  Chyloe Kurdas, Hazel Irvine, Sarah Stirk, Nick Pink, Liz Dimmock and Martin Slumbers. (Image copyright The R&A/Getty Images)center_img 29 May 2018 England Golf pledges support to The R&A’s Women’s Charter last_img read more

Which Irish celebrity is a huge fan of Lottie dolls?

first_imgActress and author Amy Huberman was in good company this weekend as she snapped a picture of her having ‘sartorial chats’ with her Lottie doll.Lottie dolls are created by Arklu, a toy company founded by local man Ian Harkin with a Donegal base in Letterkenny.Their vision is to empower children, embracing their individuality and encouraging meaningful adventures. Advertisement Unlike many other dolls on the market, Lottie and Finn are inspired by nine year old children, making them relatable, age-appropriate, and fantastic role models.Amy Huberman isn’t the only famous fan of Lottie dolls, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte also own Lottie and Finn dolls.Lottie has the real scientific proportions of a nine year old (with the exception of her head to allow for more hair-styling), and she does not wear any jewellery, makeup, or high heels. Unlike other dolls, Lottie can also stand on her own two feet – a useful skill for all of the adventures Lottie goes on!Her clothing is also inspired by real nine year olds as opposed to adults, allowing for glamour and adventure.Encouraging girls to get involved in STEM, Stargazer Lottie has been celebrated for being the ‘first doll in space’, and was inspired by six-year-old Abigail from Canada.Lottie’s medal and ribbon at the front of each doll box is inspired from the British suffragette colours of green, white and purple, as well as the American colours of purple, white and gold.These three colours were used on flags, banners, buttons, and badges during the suffragette movement when women campaigned for the right to vote.Which Irish celebrity is a huge fan of Lottie dolls? was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:amy hubermanLottie dollslast_img read more

Redknapp: Liverpool watched Yun

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp says Liverpool were among the clubs interested in Yun Suk-young.Rangers have confirmed the arrival of the South Korea left-back on a three-and-a-half-year contract.The club’s owners were keen for Redknapp to sign the 22-year-old from Korean outfit Chunnam Dragons.Rangers chief scout Ian Broomfield watched Yun in action during last summer’s Olympics in London.Redknapp said: “Ian watched him three times and there a lot of clubs that have looked at him. Liverpool did and others too. There’s been plenty of interest.Yun was granted a work permit following a hearing on Tuesday morning.Click here for today’s QPR quizSee also:QPR to attend work permit hearing for South Korean defenderQPR confirm signing of Korean 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Terry injury, JFH defends display, Polter switch explained, Jokanovic takes blame

first_imgJohn Terry will be assessed on Monday after suffering an ankle injury during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at SwanseaThe Blues skipper left the Liberty Stadium on crutches and looks certain to at least miss Friday’s home game against Liverpool.Boss Antonio Conte was quick to play down the significance of the injury, insisting he was “not worried” and describing Terry as a “warrior”.Diego Costa’s late equaliser against the Swans preserved Chelsea’s unbeaten record under Conte.However, a disappointed Conte admitted that his side should have taken all three points.Costa scored a late equaliser for ChelseaThere was also disappointment this weekend for Fulham and QPR.The Whites’ unbeaten start to the season was ended by Birmingham City, who won 1-0 at Craven Cottage.Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic took responsibility for the defeat, admitting that a first-half tactical change backfired.Rangers could only manage a 1-1 draw with bottom side Blackburn at Loftus Road.Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised his players, though, insisting they deserved to win.Hasselbaink also said he took R’s striker Sebastian Polter off at half-time because of a minor injury.Polter did not appear for the second half against BlackburnQPR fans on Twitter have been full of praise for teenage winger Olamide Shodipo, who impressed again.Brentford, meanwhile, won 2-0 at Brighton courtesy of goals from Scott Hogan.There was a win too for Chelsea Ladies, who beat Reading 3-0 to stay in touch with leaders Manchester City.And at the Paralympics, Jordanne Whiley, Mark McCarroll and Andy Lapthorne were all victorious in the wheelchair tennis, while former St Mary’s University student Toby Gold took silver on the track. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Hopes for Wet Mars Diminished

first_img(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The clays on Mars that were thought to be indicative of a wet past could, instead, be formed by volcanoes.Live Science said: “New Mars Theory Questions Red Planet’s Watery Past.”Astrobiology Magazine said, “Clay Not Evidence of Lakes on Mars.”New Scientist said, “Not so moist Mars: Clays may come from lava, not lakes.”  The article quotes Brian Hynek saying, “Such a result would imply that early Mars may not have been as habitable as previously thought at the time when Earth’s life was taking hold.”  Live Science, though, said Hynek is holding out hope that some of the Martian clays could have had a watery origin.Live Science includes a 6-minute video update by John Grotzinger, project scientist for the Curiosity rover.  He’s still hoping to find evidence of a watery past in Gale Crater.  If history is a guide, scientists expected to find water-lain deposits in Gusev Crater where the earlier Spirit rover landed.  Spirit, however, only found dry volcanic deposits (8/06/2004).Belief in Martians dies hard, though.  In a PhysOrg article, Lawrence Krauss states in a video clip he would “not be surprised” if Curiosity finds evidence of life on Mars.  He even thinks life evolved there first and polluted the Earth with life when Martian meteorites landed here, like the infamous ALH84001 that launched the new “science” of astrobiology (see 9/02/2012).Do astrobiologists have anything better than hope and imagination?  How can anyone call their faith scientific?last_img read more

invisibobble Original Hair Ring : I bought these after hearing that they are perfect for tying up curly hair without leaving indents

first_imgWe used these in my daughter’s afro hair as other bobbles just got tangled. They do stretch and one eventually snapped after a couple of weeks but i’d still buy them again as they’re better than anything else we’ve tried. I have thick natural curly hair and was worried this. I have thick natural curly hair and was worried this will not hold my hair firmly. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked and i didn’t get any of the usual head aches. Also unlike my previous hair bands that lose elasticity after one use, this just returns to its usual shape. I have very thick, heavy hair and these fasten it up securely with no pulling which is a real bonus. Can’t recommend them highly enough. And no, they really don’t leave a link in your hair. I’ve bought cheaper ones of these but have since gone back to the invisibobble. They’re the only things i can wear without getting a headache and genuinely leave no trace when you take them out. if people knew how to look after these, they’d get more stars!Great product, great priceDon’t listen to the bull reviews on here.No more ripping your hair out by the roots!Why didn’t anyone tell me about these?Perfect if you have thick hairinvisibobble Original Hair Ring, Crystal Clearinvisibobble ORIGINAL – the traceless hair ringNo kink.Less headachesStrong hold.Puts an end to all hair tying problems. Don’t listen to the bull reviews on here. . After one use it literally bounced back to size. Will only stretch to what the previous person has if you twist it a gazillion times around your hair or about two months of everyday use. I took photo of mine straight after taking it out of my hair which i wrapped around three times for a ponytail. Makes ponytail voluminous and swishy 🙂 love it. Stays in all day till i take it out. I am a big fan of invisibobbles. I always tie my fringe and bangs up on a night when i sleep – otherwise i wake up freaking out that a spider’s walking on my face. I used to use elastic hair bands (owww in the morning removing them and the resulting hair bump) or the flumpy/fluffy type ones, that usually come out during the night. I usually get three wraparound of my hair, ensuring it’s not too tight, 2 wraps is a bit loose, but even if i leave it at that, it doesn’t come out when i sleep. Either way, the only time i ever have hair bumps in the morning is when i go to sleep with wet/damp hair, and to be honest, nothing’s going to stop the hair bumps thenas someone who doesn’t wash their hair everyday but who straightens it every time i do, using invisibobbles means i don’t have to restraighten in the morning. Extra time for coffeeone thing i really like using them for is when i’m in the shower. I’ll put on a hair mask and because i have long hair i get an invisibobble and tie my hair up in a rubbish-type of hair bun so i can do the rest of my shower with the hair mask on. Try doing that with a hair band on wet hairi started using invisibobbles when they first came out, and they were very expensive, unlike now where they are really a great price. A nice alternative to fabric or rubber hair bands – waterproof, good for swimming, and quite stretchy enough to twist a few times. Although i love this product i was disappointed that one already broke after i had just used it a couple of times. However the other two are still great and i would definitely get these again. I can see that my hair is less damaged since i started using them. These are a lot smaller than i thought they’d be. Came in a package that was 10x the size of the item. That’s not a problem though, because these bobbles are very good. I have quite thick hair, so i’ve always had a problem with getting bobbles that tie my hair tightly whilst not leaving a dent. Because these bobbles are a different design to normal ones, they grab and hold your hair a lot better. So i have very thick hair, which is a problem for these products as they do not seem to like it. Consequetly they stretch out of shape even after the first use and eventually loose all grip until you have to tie it several times. Do work fine, but not the best for very fine hair. These do hold well, but care should be taken when using them on very fine hair. Fine hair only gets held if you wrap this round twice, and then you need to take care to gently roll it back off or risk losing some hair in the process. Easy to use does leave a slight mark but not as bad as normal holders. I can’t say it doesn’t do what it says as i can put my hair up and let it down later and theres no “dents” in it like there is with normal bobbles. However, having read some hyped up reviews about this product i was expecting more, i find it very hard to actually be able to tie my hair up in a “tight” ponytail with this bobble, theres always a piece that ends up loose and it takes several tries, and i dont really like how it feels when i put it up in a pony as it feels rather loose and like its not holding the hair back (it holds it well but i find it uncomfortable). I’m not sure why that is perhaps its because i have thick hair. The only hairstyle i make using this bobble is a loose messy bun for around the house. It’s okay, but not the product revolution they’re making it out to be. Bought these as an alternative to the usual elastic bobbles. As a teacher, i keep my hair tied back all working day for fear of the dreaded headlice, and i always had the ponytail kink which required quality time with my straighteners to fix. This seemed to like a good solution. They go on really easily and expand nicely. I have quite coarse hair which hates being washed in the hard water which we have in this area, and punishes me by being frizzy and uncontrollable for the first 24 hours after washing. The invisibobble kept it out of my face, but i was very aware that as the hours went by, it was slipping and losing its tightness. You can’t grab it and slide it back against your head to tighten it either, because the coils grip it wherever they are. When you take them out (they come out quite easily), they look like they’ve been stretched, but like other reviewers have said, they will ping back into their normal dimensions overnight. I bought these after hearing that they are perfect for tying up curly hair without leaving indents. I bought these after hearing that they are perfect for tying up curly hair without leaving indents. Unfortunately i really haven’t got on with them. They aren’t strong enough to keep my hair up, sagging after a few minutes. They also get very stretched, so at any one time i have one sitting in the bathroom waiting for it to shrink back to its original size. They do however leave no indent in my hair. Wish they worked better for me but they just didn’t. I love the price and the quantity for it, so as the quality. These hair ring and bracelet are so good,it holds my hair all day without me need to do it again and do not leave a curly marks or any marks on my hair after i take it out. But given that having it minimize to shoulder length these are exceptional. I wouldn’t call them ‘invisible’ but they are sort. Didn’t maintain my hair extremely properly when it was lengthy (waistline length) as it utilized to slip down my straight hair, but since having it slash to shoulder length these are excellent. I would not get in touch with them ‘invisible’ but they are sort to your hair and don’t go all working day.If folks understood how to glance right after these, they’d get additional stars. I have quite thick hair and it does seem to grip it effectively. I needed to tighten my hair a tiny, durung wear, consequently the four stars. I’m stunned at there remaining no care information, anything which would address a lot of complications for shoppers. They extend out of condition, but you simply pop them into boiling drinking water for a couple of seconds and it shrinks right again to condition – will have to be some kind of thermoset plastic, very intelligent. So numerous testimonials on right here are folks moaning that they extend our of condition and so it should really only have 1 or two stars. You should place care recommendations on description and packet. Luckily for us my hairdresser gave me the warm h2o trick.Superb for retaining hair in area, without the need of problems. With thick dry hair, i have constantly struggled between employing hair ties that won’t problems my hair, or in fact keeping it in position, consistently swapping between scrunchies and restricted bands. These were being an amazing obtain, and are now the only factors i use to tie my hairnote: they do come to be extremely stretched pretty swiftly, but i just get made use of to tying it spherical my hair four/5 occasions as a substitute of the normal three.I like that hair won’t get knotted in it, and it comes out conveniently ample. I would recommend this products.Really delighted with this product. My daughter has quite very long and thick hair and typical tie-ups do not generally hold quite perfectly. The invisibobble retains her hair correctly and isn’t going to go out of shape. Outstanding product or service would endorse.Adore these bobblesno tangling, no snagging & they past for ages. I have been working with them for all-around twelve months now & have hardly ever has a person breakthey sometimes consider a working day or so o go back again to their original sizing when they have been utilised, but they usually go again. My 1st pack of 3 lasted me above twelve months & i gave 1 to a close friend. Only just brought much more as a back again up, but have not experienced to crack them open up nevertheless as the two from the firs large amount that i experienced are however going sturdy.last_img read more